Alternatives

Kevin Openshaw, Milestone Group, on what the UK can learn from the Australian experience of switching to DC, as it goes down the same road
Over the next three years, 77% of pension schemes expect their appetite for investment risk to increase to enable them to meet long-term liabilities and deliver optimal value for members –...
Pension fund allocations to alternatives increase as European investors, rattled by the volatility created by the Eurozone crisis, continue to turn their back on the equity markets, according to...
UK pension funds have suffered serious damage from recent policies to stimulate growth – in particular low interest rates coupled with quantitative easing (QE) have led to significant increases in...
Alternative assets: investments for a post-crisis world by Guy Fraser-Sampson ISBN 978 0 470 66137 6 (232 pages) £34.99www.wileyfinance.com
Is an investment in gold effective in reducing risk? Juan Carlos Artigas, the World Gold Council, argues the case
Bigger and bigger Aon and Hewitt are set to merge to form Aon Hewitt, following an industry trend for ever larger consultancies. www.aon.com www.hewitt.com Buying spree Xafinity is...
Islamic finance: why it makes sense by Daud Abdullah and Keon Chee (304 pages), ISBN 978 981 261 599 2 £12.99 from www.marshallcavendish.com
Guide to financial markets by Marc Levinson (250 pages), ISBN 978 184 668 173 8 £20 fromwww.profilebooks.com
The Ontario Teachers’ purchase of Camelot could be a useful lesson for UK pension schemes suggests Anthony Hilton, Evening Standard